Bob Martin

Jackson Center, Ohio-based Thor Industries Inc., the nation’s largest RV manufacturer, announced Wednesday (July 18) that Bob Martin will become its president and COO, effective Aug. 1. According to a press release, Martin currently serves as RV senior group president.

As COO, all of the company’s RV presidents will continue reporting to him, as well as Andrew Imanse, bus group president, and Ken Julian, vice president of human resources. Martin will continue to report to Peter Orthwein, Thor’s chairman and CEO.

Martin, an 18-year industry executive and Elkhart, Ind., native, served as president of Keystone RV Co., Thor’s largest subsidiary, prior to becoming RV senior group president.

“Bob has had an outstanding record of success in every responsibility he has assumed, and I am certain he will be successful in his new role,” said Orthwein.